Corum Bubble Op Art Bubble Watch

As the Swiss creative watch brand Corum Kunlun entered the year 2000, it launched the Bubble Bubble Watch with a large case and an oversized mirror, and its out-of-the-box concept immediately became a highly sought-after new millennium. The masterpiece of the watch; 15 years later, the Bubble watch returns triumphantly, once again establishing its detached status of the key series; Op Art models in the Bubble family have novel ideas, and two new models have officially launched.
Bubble Sphere2

   The arched crystal glass of the Bubble watch is 8 mm thick, which can be regarded as one of the largest mirror designs on the market. It has a lens function and can magnify or distort the visual effect of the dial. Corum has collaborated with industrial designer Nicolas Le Moigne to conceive two new models, the pattern design of which is based on optical art. Visual art, also known as Op Art, was born in Hungary to the French painter Victor Vasarely, known as the father of visual art.
   Visual art is the use of human illusions to make statically arranged patterns as dynamic as possible or to create contrasting visual effects. Nicolas Le Moigne captures the elements of visual art, and makes full use of fantasy three-dimensional effects in the small space of the dial. The unique visual dynamics are like breaking through the mirror.
   The Bubble Sphere 2 watch, as the name suggests, looks like a ball in a ball. The dial and the mirror look like one, and the light blue lines in it cut through the dial and the mirror and become part of the visual effect.

Bubble Drop

   The second dial of Bubble Drop, the designer’s pen, has a natural topography like undulations. The pits and grooves are subtly matched with the light and shadow effects, like the ripples on the water surface. It is a perfect match for the Bubble Drop name.
   The latest Op Art models are available in limited production, each limited to 350 pieces: Bubble Sphere2 with a blue brass dial and a blue PVD-coated case with blue Super-LumiNova luminous hands.
   The material mix of Bubble Drop is the same as Bubble Sphere2, but the dial and case are treated with brown PVD coating, and the hands are brown Super-LumiNova luminous filler.
   The two new models come with leather linings with rubber linings, and the buckle material handling is the same as the case.

Bubble Sphere2 watch limited to 350 pieces

Technical specifications
 CO 082 automatic winding movement
 Function: hours, minutes, seconds
 Power reserve 42 hours
 Swing frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4Hz)
 Diameter: 11 1/2
 Op Art
 Material: brass
 Rhodium-plated hands, blue Super-LumiNova
 Blue PVD stainless steel case, crystal glass case back
 Anti-glare crystal glass with light blue lines
 Waterproof depth: 100m / 10ATM
 Diameter: 47 mm
 Thickness: 18.80 mm
 Strap width: 24mm / 20mm
 Rubber-lined leather strap
 Blue PVD stainless steel pin buckle
Reference price: RMB 29,440
Bubble Drop limited to 350 pieces
Technical specifications

 CO 082 automatic winding movement
 Function: hours, minutes, seconds
 Power reserve 42 hours
 Swing frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4Hz)
 Diameter: 11 1/2
 Op Art
 Material: brass
 Rhodium-plated hands, brown Super-LumiNova luminous treatment
 Brown PVD stainless steel case, crystal glass case back
 Anti-glare crystal glass
 Waterproof depth: 100m / 10ATM
 Diameter: 47 mm
 Thickness: 18.80 mm
 Strap width: 24mm / 20mm
 Rubber-lined leather strap
 Brown PVD stainless steel pin buckle
Reference price: RMB
Corum Bubble
How was the idea of ​​the Bubble watch born?
   Fifteen years ago, Severin Wunderman entered the field of fine watchmaking and wholly owned the Corum watch brand. When he first entered the country of watches, he had ambitions in his mind, because he thought that the watch industry was conservative and tedious at that time, and the industry’s thinking was not The written rules are firmly bound; he highly respects the industry’s first-class quality, craftsmanship and technical level, but believes that the industry’s creative spirit is insufficient. Most of the timepiece products seen in the market are conservative, and he believes that the industry must start with innovation Can move towards the future. He transformed his ideas into product ideas, and put innovative design first, and this thinking is the driving force for Severin Wunderman to transform the Corum brand into a creative pioneer in the high-end watch industry!
   At that time, the trend of increasing watch sizes had taken shape, and the size of Bubble watches was even higher. Severin Wunderman was inspired by a piece of equipment from the former Professor Piccard’s submarine. The diameter of the Bubble watch was increased to 44 mm. Its super thick arched mirror is the source of the watch name. It is memorable at first sight.
Why will Bubble Watch return in 2015? How is the new model different from the original design more than ten years ago?
   Over the years, Corum has injected contemporary aesthetic brushwork into its legendary works such as the iconic Golden Tube, Ingot Watch, and Indian Head Coin, to give the classic a new look. Fifteen years ago, the Bubble watch is not only a masterpiece of Corum, but also one of the classics of the altar. Bubble represents a revolutionary design thinking, can be called the avant-garde pioneer of the high-end watch industry, broke the industry norms at the time, and opened up new areas of creativity. Fifteen years later, Bubble will return to a limited edition, marking an important page in Corum’s creative history.
   The new version of Bubble in 2015 is no different from the original, but the case diameter has been slightly increased from 44 mm to 47 mm, and the thickness of the arched mirror has been slightly reduced; the case has been frosted, satin-finished and polished. Watches and crafts are traditional, but the original innovation is consistent.
Who is the designer of Bubble watches?
   Severin Wunderman personally designed the original Bubble watch that year; the new model is now being designed by Corum in collaboration with Nicolas Le Moigne, Pedro Friedeberg or pAiSTe.

Combination Of Chinese And Western Time And Wisdom Constance King’s Jubilee: 12-hour Chinese Calendar Self-produced Limited Watch

Why is a day 24 hours, an hour 60 minutes, and a minute 60 seconds? In fact, according to the relative position of the earth’s sun, the length of each year is not the same, and the length of each day in a year is not the same. The 24-hour period is more completely a division of human willpower, and is related to anything related to the earth Planetary operations are not related. The current universal Greenwich Mean Time Calendar system is not actually ‘Earth Time’, it is just a set of ‘hypothetical’ schemes formulated to facilitate the regulation of the needs of modern human social activities.
   In human civilization, time is conceived as an orderly and successive measurement of several states, so it is not surprising that in all known civilizations, the earliest measure of time is based on regular periodic star movements. Today we are all children of a watch civilization. In terms of how to measure time, the ancient Chinese had a calendar system of ‘sky and earth’. In the Chinese calendar, a day is evenly divided into twelve hours, represented by animals of the zodiac (zi, ugly, yin, 卯, chen, 巳, Wu, Wei, Shen, 酉, 戌, hai) called ‘ Twelve Earthly Branches. ‘ Each hour is equivalent to the current 2 hours; each hour is divided into eight quarters (the first quarter, the first quarter, the second quarter, the third quarter, the first quarter, the first quarter, the second quarter, and the third quarter). 15 minutes is equivalent to the current ‘one quarter of an hour’.
   The ancient Chinese have long realized that people’s life span is closely related to whether they can reasonably arrange their daily routine. ‘Su Wen · Ancient Innocence’ said: ‘Dietary diet, daily life, and no vain work, so it can be shaped with the gods, and live for the rest of the year. Each hour is represented by a different animal, and it is also a hint to remind people to adapt to the day and time. For example, when the tadpoles are represented by rabbits, 5 to 7 am is the time for jade rabbits to make medicines, which means that people should get up and work; the time represented by sheep is from 1 to 3 pm, and sheep graze to enhance physical strength It can be seen that the ancients were around this time during lunch; and the pig’s representative of the Hai, from 9 to 11 in the evening, was completely silent, and the time when the pigs slumbered, people knew that it was time to go to bed. The twelfth birthday’s understanding of the ancients on time, corresponding to its meaning in daily life, is very specific and appropriate. Only by establishing a reasonable work and rest system that conforms to the earth’s time, rest, labor, diet, and sleep have regular patterns and persistence, can we improve health and end the years. The ancient Chinese’s understanding of the time and the ‘Wisdom of Man and Nature’ reflected in the application of daily life are quite consistent with modern scientific research on healthy lifestyles.

   In the ancient Chinese timekeeping system based on twelve o’clock, in addition to the traditional Chinese timekeeping methods such as the sundial and engraving, the ‘Water Transport Instrument Observatory’ developed by Su Song in the Song Dynasty can be described as the pinnacle of mechanical timing in ancient China. This is a kind of mechanical device that gathers the astronomical instrument for observing the astronomical phenomena, the astronomical demonstrating the astronomical phenomena, the missing time measuring time and the reporting time. According to records, it is about two floors high. The mechanical device is exquisite and complicated. With the corresponding time and wood engraving, the ‘time-keeping clerk’ puppet appeared, surpassing the mechanical application level of other countries in the world at that time.
   In order to pay tribute to the long-standing Chinese traditional calendar system, Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant launched a twelve-hour Chinese calendar watch on the arrival of the Year of the Sheep in 2015: unlike ordinary watches, this is a watch For a 24-hour watch, a full hour of the hour hand will take 24 hours (12 hours for a normal watch), and a full minute of 120 minutes for a minute hand (60 minutes for a normal watch). On the entire dial, the scales of Twelve Earthly Branches, such as Zi Ugyin, replaced the Arabic or Roman numerals from 1 to 12. Eight evenly divided scales are displayed, including “One Minute, Two Minutes, and Three Minutes”. At the 6 o’clock position of the dial, the ‘Yi Nian Nian’ logo, all the Chinese characters are displayed in small compiled fonts, adding a simple and simple temperament.

   At the same time, in order to meet the convenience of modern people, the 24-hour scale marked with Arabic numerals on the innermost circle is clear at a glance. This twelve-hour limited-edition Chinese calendar watch is equipped with Frederique Constant’s self-produced movement FC-724. It is the 16th self-produced movement developed by Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant. It is decorated with a 24-hour automatic movement. Pearl pattern and Geneva ripple, set with 26 gems, 42-hour power reserve. It is the young watch brand Frederique Constant from Geneva, a fusion of the heritage of Swiss watchmaking culture and the ancient wisdom of the 12-hour timekeeping system in China.

   Available in stainless steel and rose gold plating, this watch is limited to 888 pieces worldwide, and it is worth tasting.

Twelve o’clock Chinese calendar limited edition watch-stainless steel

Technical Parameters

Model FC-724CC4H6
Case Polished stainless steel 3-layer case, diameter 40.5 mm, curved sapphire crystal glass, removable bottom cover, see-through movement, 30 meters waterproof
Movement FC-724’s own movement, fully automatic for 24 hours, the movement is decorated with pearl and Geneva ripples, set with 26 gems, 42 hours power reserve
Dial Silver dial with Chinese twelve earthly branches as graduated markers, hand-polished blue hands
Strap Black alligator leather strap
Function: 24 hours, 120 minutes, 60 seconds
Limited sale of 888 pieces
Twelve o’clock Chinese calendar limited edition watch-rose gold-plated

Technical Parameters
Model FC-724CC4H4
Case Polished rose gold-plated stainless steel 3-layer case, diameter 40.5 mm, curved sapphire crystal, removable bottom cover, see-through movement, 30 meters waterproof
Movement FC-724 own movement, fully automatic for 24 hours, the movement is decorated with pearl and Geneva ripples, set with 26 gems, 42 hours power reserve
Dial Silver dial with Chinese twelve earthly branches as graduated markers, hand-polished blue hands
Strap Brown alligator strap
Function: 24 hours, 120 minutes, 60 seconds
Limited sale of 888 pieces
Frederique Constant’s twelve-hour Chinese calendar limited-edition watch
Year of the Rooster / Year of the Goat
   The ancients ordained the zodiac signs, linking them to the days of the zodiac and the branches of the year. The Chinese zodiac is a twelve-year cycle, and is associated with an animal zodiac each year, including rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, chicken, dog, and pig. Have your own sign of the zodiac. The year 2015 is both the year of the second birthday of the sheep and the year of the sheep. It is marked at 6 o’clock on the dial.
Correspondence between the zodiac and the Earthly branches
Chinese Zodiac: Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Dog, Pig
Earthly Branch: Zi Chouyin Chen Chen has n’t applied yet
12 zodiac signs and time
   Frederique Constant’s limited edition timepiece uses the 12 zodiac as the main scale of the dial. A Chinese hour is equal to two hours in the West. One animal zodiac every two hours:

Rats: 11pm to 1am, it is the time when rats are actively foraging.
Cattle: 1 am to 3 am, it is time for cattle to ruminate.
Tiger: 3 am to 5 am is the time for tiger hunting.
Rabbit: 5 to 7 in the morning is the time for the jade rabbit to make medicine.
Dragon: 7 am to 9 am is the time when the dragon hovers in the sky and rains for humans.
Snake: 9am to 11am is when the snake starts to leave the cave.
Horse: 11 am to 1 pm is a time when horses are full of energy.
Sheep: 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon is the time for sheep to graze to enhance their strength.
Monkey: 3 to 5 pm is when monkeys become active.
Chickens: 5pm to 7pm is the time when the chickens return to the henhouse after dark.
Dogs: 7 to 9 pm is the time when dogs begin to perform the duties of a care home.
Pig: 9 to 11 pm is the time when everything is silent and the pigs are dormant.
24 hours
   Small numbers from 1 to 24 on the dial’s inner circle are used to indicate the Greenwich standard time scale to show the exact hour.
Outer ring
   Minute scales are marked with small Chinese characters. Each position is a traditional Chinese decimal time unit, representing a quarter of an hour (15 minutes) in the West. Since a Chinese hour is equivalent to 2 hours in the West, there are 8 positions on the outer circle of the minute scale.
Frederique Constant’s founder Dr. Peter Stas interviews the limited-edition watch produced by the Chinese calendar at 12 o’clock
Q1: Why did you come up with this watch?
   I had seen a pocket watch from the 1930s in Geneva, but at the time it had no brand. The combination of pocket watches and the Chinese calendar system creates a special style. I was attracted by its classic style and thought it could be applied to Frederique Constant’s design. Some customers have asked if Frederique Constant would design watches with Chinese colors, such as with dragons or horses. I refused because it was not attached to Frederique Constant’s brand image. But now the design of the pocket watch and the Chinese calendar system makes the 12-hour Chinese calendar movement series more interesting and elegant.
Q2: Will the 12-hour Chinese calendar movement series be sold only in the Asian market?
   of course not. Many Chinese tourists buy Frederique Constant watches when traveling in Europe, the United States or elsewhere. The series will be released in Europe, Geneva and the United States, and there are already five million Chinese living in Los Angeles. This series will be released globally, especially for markets that love Chinese culture and collectors.
Q3: This series combines the Chinese calendar system. Why would you want a 24-hour scale design?
   We follow the design of pocket watches. In the operation of time, the minute hand of the watch needs to run once in 120 minutes, which is half the speed of the ordinary 12-hour watch. Today’s movement technology is easier to develop, but for Frederique Constant, it is a brand new movement design.
Q4: How long did it take from the beginning of this concept to the completion of this series?
   R & D in the movement alone has taken two years.
Q5: Have you encountered any difficulties in developing a new movement?
   I mentioned earlier that the design of this series originated from pocket watches. However, it is difficult to understand the internal structure of the table by images alone, so we need extra time to understand. In addition, we do not have a deep understanding of the Chinese calendar system. However, as a passionate watch designer and manufacturer, I would not describe this as a difficulty, they are just some development processes.

Experience The Art Of Hollowing Three Creative Men’s Watches Recommended

When it comes to hollowing out, perhaps the first thing many people think of is the art of paper cutting in China. This ancient handicraft inherits the history and culture of China for thousands of years, and Western hollowed out watches are quite similar to this art It is similar, but more difficult and tough. The hollow watch not only shows a unique design aesthetic, but also makes people feel the rhythm of the watch. At the same time, it can not help but admire the master craftsmanship of watchmaking. Today’s Watch House will introduce several wristwatches with hollow designs. Each one has its own characteristics and feels the essence of watchmaking by different brands.
Tissot Duluer Street skeleton series T099.405.11.418.00 watch

Basic Information
Watch Series: T-Classic Series
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: 11.1 mm
Reference price: ¥ 14,300
Watch details: 36,500
Watch details: 359,500
Watch details: movement 49-13, power reserve 40 hours, water resistance to 30 meters, this watch is limited to 100 watches worldwide.
Summary: Time is an art. It is so pleasant to watch the change of the four seasons, blossoming flowers, and clouds in the invisible time. But time is not equal for everyone, so in our limited years, we must cherish ourselves and cherish the people around us.

Elegant, Charming, Complicated And Exquisite, The Most Beautiful Watch Movement Awards

Mécaniques Ajourées carved mechanical watch by Vacheron Constantin

 Vacheron Constantin’s ‘engraving’ has a long history. The first Vacheron Constantin clock manufactured by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755 was already equipped with a carved balance plate. ‘Carving’ is also the biggest theme of Vacheron Constantin this year. At the 2014 SIHH, Vacheron Constantin launched the Maltese tourbillon series in a breath, the legendary decoration of the master Fabuleux Ornements, the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day power reserve tourbillon, and today’s The protagonist art master Mécaniques Ajourées carved sculpture series, the magnificence of the lineup can be seen in its ambitions in the production of carved movements.

 Vacheron Constantin art master Mécaniques Ajourées carved mechanical watch

 The new art master Mécaniques Ajourées engraving machine series is equipped with a 4400 manual winding movement. This is Vacheron Constantin’s first attempt to sculpt a classic homemade movement. The 4400 movement is dug out of nearly half of the material to create sculptures comparable to sculptures. Movement. Vacheron Constantin’s sculptor took inspiration from the ribbed vaults of the train station’s interior hall in the late 19th century, relying on a carving knife in his hand to sculpt a fine arched pattern on the movement with an arc. Relying on the combination of different manual polishing techniques to bring out the relief effect of the carved skeleton, it is said that the carving process of the movement skeleton alone takes at least three days.

Mécaniques Ajourées engraved mechanical watch movement

 The surface of the disc uses the ‘big fire enamel’ process to create the effect of light and shadow transition. This is a bold attempt, because the darker the color, the more light is reflected, even the slightest flaws will not be able to hide. The black flame enamel ring is available in black, blue and gray, and the dial’s Roman numerals are also carved. It has a diameter of 40mm, a thickness of 7.5mm, and is waterproof to 30 meters.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 Days SQ

 Less than a month after the end of SIHH, Jaeger-LeCoultre also launched a new watch showing the crafts of the engraving movement, Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 Days SQ series, the first time equipped with a new Caliber 876SQ engraving movement. The design of the Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 Days SQ collection was inspired by a 1928 antique pocket watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre.

 Caliber 876 movement was originally released in 2004, and this 876SQ ‘SQ’ represents the use of engraving process. This engraving process requires the sculptor to complete a detailed hollow design first, and then use a wire saw and file according to the drawings to divide Eliminate excess parts inch by inch. In the process of hollowing out, if you are not careful, it may fail. The 262 parts included in the movement need to be manually chamfered, polished and engraved one by one. The thickness of the entire movement is only 6.6 millimeters, and this complex process can be appreciated no matter through the surface or the sapphire crystal case back.
The firing of the blue enamel on the dial’s inner ring is also very laborious. The master of enamel needs to apply the enamel pigment to the surface of the part with a very fine brush, and then repeatedly roast it in the kiln until the desired blue color appears. Finally, the part needs to be carefully polished with diamond powder for several days before it is finished.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 Days SQ

 The diameter of the case is 42mm, and the layout of the dial is similar to that of the old pocket watch. The various calendar display functions are complete. The power reserve with red safe area and day / night display are particularly eye-catching. The watch is 11.55mm thick and waterproof to 50 meters.

 Glashütte recently announced the first preheating model of Basel in 2014, PanoMaticInverse, which is based on the PanoInverse, which made a lot of attention in 2008.

 PanoMaticInverse has added a ‘Matic’, as its name implies, referring to the new GO Calibre 91-02 automatic winding movement, which can provide 42 hours of power reserve. Through the sapphire crystal on the bottom of the watch, you can see the 21G gold-edge double G automatic oscillating weight.

 Another important part of the movement, the gooseneck, is visible through the dial cutout. The asymmetrical dial design provides ample space for the double gooseneck trimmer. The gold and silver staggered hand-carved balance spring plate Of particular concern.

 The dial with a diameter of 42mm is polished with Glashütte ribs, and the dial surface uses a simple eccentric small three-pin layout. An extra large calendar window is added at 2 o’clock for easy reading.

Vacheron Constantin (Part 1) Of Watches And Clocks Brand Decryption

With more and more friends patronizing the watch home, everyone’s desire for knowledge of the movement has become stronger and stronger. In order to meet this demand, we have decided to launch a watch brand machine Chipset’s decryption column. In the first column, the brand we prepared for was Vacheron Constantin. The reason why we chose this brand is that everyone has always disputed whether Vacheron Constantin’s movement is produced or not. We will get the answer in this article. In order to let you understand the charm of Vacheron Constantin’s movement more thoroughly, we have divided this article into three parts, which are the self-produced basic movement, out-of-factory modified movement and self-produced high-complexity machine. core.
   In today’s Swiss watchmaking industry, any watch brand that claims to have the ability to produce its own movement means that the brand must have at least two fully self-produced basic movements, one manual, one Paragraph is automatic. Because only with a good foundation can we move on to a better field. As the top watch brand of Vacheron Constantin, it is naturally impossible to have only two basic movements. At present, Vacheron Constantin produces 5 basic movements of its own production, including 3 manual movements and 2 automatic movements, and we need to pay attention to Yes, although Vacheron Constantin is not a brand that the entire line of mechanical movements have passed the Geneva Seal certification (formerly Patek Philippe), but its completely self-produced movement is of high quality, all engraved with the Geneva Seal, and in some places even surpass Patek Philippe Let us appreciate it together.

  The first thing we have to say is this 1003 manual winding movement, which is claimed to be the world’s thinnest. Its thickness is only 1.64 millimeters. Some friends may ask how this movement looks so familiar. This is not Jaeger-LeCoultre. Is it 849? Yes, it is very similar to the 849, but it is the grandfather of the 849. The 849 was produced in 1994, but it was available in 1003 and 1955. In 1952, the top Swiss watch brands began to jointly develop modern ultra-thin manual machines. R & D members include Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre. In 1953, a Jaeger-LeCoultre movement 803 (the originator of the 849) with a thickness of only 1.64 mm was launched. Later, Vacheron Constantin modified this movement in three dimensions, making it reach or even surpass the Geneva mark Rigorous standards and officially launched on the 200th anniversary of the brand’s founding in 1955.

   This movement is not only thin, but all its splints are made of 18K gold, which is a veritable gold movement. In addition, Vacheron Constantin’s transformation on the escapement is at the expense of the original. The escapement was replaced with a very traditional screw balance and fine adjustment screw adjustment method, and the balance was also adjusted in five directions. Even the Kif shock absorber, which was very advanced at the time, was used, not only Taking the already exceptional accuracy to the next level and meeting the exacting standards of the Geneva mark. At present, this movement is only fitted on Vacheron Constantin’s latest men’s 1972 series and a retro series watch. Unfortunately, these three watches are not transparent, it seems that they want A glance at the 1003 Fang Rong can only buy its hollowed out version (1003SQ) except when maintaining it.
1003 movement
Reference 1003
Power: Manual winding
Thickness (mm): 1.64
Diameter (mm): 21.10 (9 ” ‘¼)
Number of parts: 117
Number of jewels: 18
Vibration frequency: 2.5 Hz (18’000 v.p.h.)
Power reserve (hours): around 31
Display: hours, minutes
Certification: Mark of Geneva

  1400 movement I personally think that it is not only the most beautiful manual basic machine of Vacheron Constantin, but also the most beautiful manual basic movement in the world. The most beautiful place is first of all the large steel wheel plywood. The edge of the plywood is made into a cloud-like outer edge. This shape is very classic and has the taste of a pocket watch. It can be said that the decoration of the movement is completely raised to the level of art. The second is its steel wheel structure. The movement hides the common small steel wheels under the wheel splint, and the large steel wheels are exposed outside and match the straight non-return. This unique expression makes this machine The core is full of personality.

   In grinding, the big steel wheel adopts the satin-brushed grinding method, so that the big steel wheel has a silky texture. In terms of travelling gear trains, in order to make installation more accurate and simple, the four wheels are perfectly separated from the escape wheel plywood. The Geneva mark is shining on the four-wheel plywood, which is very eye-catching. In addition, Vacheron Constantin is also equipped with shock absorbers on the escapement wheel splint. Although this does not have a significant shock absorption function, it is more beautiful, ensuring that oil does not spill out and reducing gear friction. This movement can be said to be a landmark movement of Vacheron Constantin, but unfortunately, the smaller size of 1400 is no longer transparent to the increasing case size.
calibre 1400
Ref. 1400 Power: Manual winding
Thickness (mm): 2.60
Diameter (mm): 20.65 (9 ” ‘)
Number of parts: 98
Number of jewels: 20
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 v.p.h.)
Power reserve (hours): around 40
Display: hours, minutes
Certification: Mark of Geneva
Cal. 4400

  In order to cope with the big watch trend, Vacheron Constantin launched the successor to the 1400 movement in 2009. Compared with the 1400, the most obvious difference is that the diameter has increased by 8 mm. The subsequent change is the power reserve. Increased from 40 hours to 65 hours, but I would like to say that although this movement surpassed the predecessor in terms of practicality and inherited some legacy of the predecessor in the overall style, the overall style is more modern and technical, although we have no right to comment This style is good or bad, but it always feels less Vacheron Constantin’s unique tradition and softness.

   This time the 4400 hides the large steel wheel and exposes the small steel wheel, but the small steel wheel is not polished with a more textured satin surface, but is commonly polished. The wheel train is no longer divided and becomes a whole plywood. And there is no pallet fork shock absorber. Although some people may say that these places are irrelevant, I believe that the essence of high-end watches is to see how a brand handles those irrelevant places, because high-end watches are best at no cost. For everything.
4400 movement
Reference 4400
Power: Manual winding
Thickness (mm): 2.80
Diameter (mm): 28.60 (12 ” ‘½)
Number of parts: 127
Number of jewels: 21
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 v.p.h.)
Power reserve (hours): around 65
Display: hours, minutes
Certification: Mark of Geneva

   After talking about Vacheron Constantin’s manual basic movement, let’s take a look at its automatic movement. Like the 1003 movement, the 1120 movement is also a jointly developed ultra-thin automatic basis movement. It is known as the history of high-end watches. One of the most prominent ultra-thin self-winding watches. Although other brands of this movement have also used it, only Vacheron Constantin has used this movement to the extreme, so many senior watch collectors have a special interest in this movement.
   This movement can be said to be extremely sophisticated. Although it is thin, it is very rich in texture. Every detail can withstand scrutiny. The rotor has a 21K gold edge on the hollow side of the main body, so that you can enjoy the splint. Grinding has increased winding efficiency, and a more traditional pin bearing is used in the center of the oscillating weight. Although ball bearings are more common now, in fact, pin rotation is more efficient.

   In terms of large and small steel wheels, two types of grinding methods are used, namely radial wire drawing and polishing, which collide with each other to create an excellent decorative effect. As for the travelling wheel train, the four wheels and the escape wheel independently share a plywood. The escape wheel is also equipped with a separate shock absorber. Of course, this movement is even more special. It is Vacheron Constantin’s only movement that uses a weight balance and has a double Geneva mark. The double mark means that the movement has reached the observatory standard. Now it seems that this movement is impeccable. Of course, it also has the most powerful version called 1120QPSQ. We will talk about the ultimate version of this skeleton perpetual calendar in the next episode.
1120 movement
Reference 1120
Power: Automatic winding
Thickness (mm): 2.45
Diameter (mm): 28.40 (12 ” ‘½)
Number of parts: 144
Number of jewels: 36
Vibration frequency: 2.75 Hz (19’800 v.p.h.)
Power reserve (hours): around 40
Display: hours, minutes
Certification: Mark of Geneva

   At the 250th birthday of Vacheron Constantin in 2005, Vacheron Constantin launched a series of movements, including this new self-produced automatic basic movement. This movement was originally mounted on its four seasons models of the Master of Arts series. The display is all in the form of a window. After that, Vacheron Constantin gradually began to use this movement on its ordinary watches, and derived a number of simple functional versions.

   Among its many versions, the most common are 2460SC and 2450SC (2450 is the calendar version of 2460). I think maybe because of the more complicated production of 1120, the thickness of 2460 has increased to 3.6 mm, and the rotation mechanism of the oscillating weight is also It becomes a more common ceramic ball bearing, without the need to add lubricant to the bearing. But I would like to say a few words about the oscillating weight. Although the movement’s oscillating weight is very solid, using a whole piece of 22K gold and decorated with machine-engraved patterns, I always feel that this oscillating weight is too sloppy, and the lines at the edges are so. Straight, relatively speaking, I feel that the version of the Royal Observatory of this movement is more beautiful.
2460 SC movement
Reference 2460 SC
Power: Automatic winding
Thickness (mm): 3.60
Diameter (mm): 26.20 (11 ” ‘¼)
Number of parts: 182
Number of jewels: 27
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 v.p.h.)
Power reserve (hours): around 40
Display: hours, minutes, central seconds
Certification: Mark of Geneva
   In this episode, we have sorted out Vacheron Constantin’s self-produced basic movement for everyone. In the next episode, we will introduce Vacheron Constantin’s out-of-factory-remodeled movement, so stay tuned! (Text / picture / watch home Mao Zhuang)

Radar 2016 New Extraordinary Light Limited Edition Spot

According to the author’s understanding, the two most limited edition watches of Radar’s new products in 2016, the black and white ceramic true series open-core watches, appeared in Beijing. These two watches are limited to 500 pieces worldwide , Women’s white ceramic watches are priced at 16,500 yuan, men’s models with black ceramics are priced at 17,300 yuan.
Radar True Open Core 734.0101.3.090 Watch

    In 2016, the radar watch was designed with lightness as its inspiration, and launched two true series core-opening watches. The black ceramic watch is made of matte ceramic material, and the watch has a light texture as a whole. In order to reflect the design theme of lightness, the design of the watch has a lot of curves. What’s more special is that the dial is made of translucent mother-of-pearl material. Through the dial, you can see the movement of the movement. The ethereal design concept further reflects the light visual sense.
Radar True Series Open Core 734.0106.3.090 Watch

    Unlike men’s models, women’s models use shiny ceramics, which are more shiny than men’s models. Women’s models are made of white high-tech ceramics, showing pure and natural. Consistent with the male model, the female model also uses a translucent mother-of-pearl material to make the dial. The outline of the movement can be seen through the dial. At the same time, under different angles, you can see the brilliant light refracted by the dial. The watch is equipped with an ETA C07.631 automatic movement, which achieves 80 hours of power. The watch is limited to 500 pieces.

Summary: After the author’s own experience, these two watches are indeed very light. At the same time, the hazy dial makes people think infinitely. As if they are in the cloud, this also reflects the lightness theme that the radar wants to express.
More details:
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[Dealer Name]: Hengli World Watch Center (Beijing Xidan Shopping Center)
[Dealer Address]: Xidan Shopping Center, No. 120 Xidan North Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
[Contact]: 010-66011216

Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Symphony Poetic Complication Watch Focus 2013sihh

Van Cleef & Arpels launched the new Butterfly Symphony Poetic Complication watch at the Geneva Watch & Clock Fair 2013. Next, please enjoy the latest reports sent by frontline editors.

   Within a diamond-set white gold case, two butterflies gracefully ballet against a backdrop of lush forests. With the help of the watch’s dual retrograde movement, on the mother-of-pearl lacquer dial, a butterfly is used to indicate the hour and another butterfly is used to indicate the minute.

Summary: The unique creative design and the subversive method of reading time have made this watch attract enough attention. Van Cleef & Arpels, which has always shown amazing creativity, has not disappointed those who expected it. The new Butterfly Symphony Poetic Complication watch is the best proof.
   The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2013 SIHH brought by the special editor of the Watch House. Next, we will present more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention. (Picture, text / watch home Mao Zhuang Yang Fan)

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The ‘gold’ Autumn Dream, Jacques De Lore’s Exclusive Interpretation Of The Charm Of Gold Foil Carved Enamel

When the fallen leaves cover everything with a layer of golden color, the enchanting posture of autumn can be fully exhibited. In our impression, there seems to be a constant connection between autumn and gold. The color of gold foil seems to be the mediator between the two. When shiny gold foil and elegant and noble enamel enamels, the Jacques Droe gold leaf enamel watch series was created.
   The gold foil carving process is inherited from the Renaissance gold and silver craftsmen, that is, using subtle gold foil leaves and placing them one by one with smart and meticulous methods to form relief patterns. It is then supplemented with a very fine enamel process to obtain the desired hue and the deepness of the translucent enamel, which makes the sun rays decorate. As early as the 18th century, the skilled craftsmen of Jacques de Ronaldo had the highest attainment of the gold leaf enamel craft. Today, the master watchmakers in La Chaux-de-Font’s art workshop continue to inherit this decoration technology that has been passed down for nearly three centuries, and still adhere to the meticulous attitude to complete these masterpieces of extremely difficult watches.

Autumn is strong, maple leaves are red-Jacques de Loire gold leaf enamel hour and minute dial dial Only Watch
   The colors of autumn are nothing more than two colors, brilliant gold and moving red. Knowing the beauty of autumn day, Jacques de Lo presents this gold leaf engraved enamel hour and minute dial Only Watch on the occasion of the Only Watch charity auction, decorated with a gold leaf engraving process and decorated with a 43 mm diameter 18K gold case, and It is paired with a dark red Grand Feu enamel dial to set off an autumn scene.
   This color tone is extremely difficult to fire, and the large fire enamel dial needs to be calcined several thousand times before it can bloom its final light. Only long-term trained professional eyes can see whether the enamel color is completely harmonious; only the hands as dexterous as a surgeon can accurately place the gold foil composition pattern on the translucent enamel, which is superb in Jacques Dro Under the process, one by one.
   However, the pursuit of excellence by the artisans of Jacques Dro is not limited to the appearance and decoration. For the first time, the brand has applied silicon hairsprings to small time-dials dials. The sapphire crystal case back is engraved with the ‘unique piece Only Watch 2015’ inscription. Through the case back, you can enjoy the beauty of the movement. This unique timepiece is elegant and elegant, bringing together the brand’s unique decorative elements, whether it is curved lugs, top hand-rolled alligator leather straps, or 18K yellow gold integrated pin buckle, showing luxury.

A clear blue sky-Jacques de Roth engraved with gold leaf
   The azure blue and bright golden light complement each other, and the gold foil carved enamel that embodies the essence of Jacques Dro’s handmade skills, boldly blooms on these three limited edition exclusive watches.
   The dial of the Petite HeureMinute watch with a diameter of 39 mm, the pocket watch with a diameter of 50 mm, and the dial of the Grande Seconde watch with a diameter of 43 mm, which has recently adopted this technology, are delicate and exquisitely composed. The skilled artisans in La Chaux-de-Fon’s art workshop use circular graphics to interpret Jacques Dero’s favorite flower world. The blue-steel hands and blue dial echo each other, and the red gold case with a black or blue crocodile leather strap complements the glittering gold foil carving.
   All three watches are limited to 8 pieces. They are not only the perfect expression of the exquisite craftsmanship of the Jacques Dro Art Workshop, but also the latest proof of the beauty of human hand-made beyond time.

Gold leaf enamel hour and minute dial
Burgundy large open flame enamel and 18K yellow gold foil carved dial.
18K yellow gold case.
Automatic winding movement.
68-hour power reserve.
43 mm in diameter.
Limited edition of 1.
Buy: Only Watch Auction, Geneva, November 7

Gold leaf enamel pocket watch
Gold foil engraved blue grand fire enamel dial
Red gold case
Blue steel hands
Manual winding mechanical movement
40-hour power reserve
50 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces
Suggested retail price: 404,000 RMB

Gold leaf enamel large seconds watch
Gold foil engraved blue grand fire enamel dial
Red gold case
Blue steel hands
Automatic mechanical movement
68-hour power reserve
43 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces
Suggested retail price: 359,000 RMB

Gold leaf enamel hour and minute dial
Gold foil engraved blue grand fire enamel dial
Red gold case
Blue steel hands
Automatic mechanical movement
68-hour power reserve
39 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces
Suggested retail price: 341,000 RMB

The Lange Brand New Moon Phase Watch Patented Layer Presents The Blue And Lifelike Galaxy World

A. Lange & Söhne’s new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase moon phase display occupies a prominent position on the main dial, and can accurately run for 122.6 years. The patented coating of the moon phase disc brings a vivid blue galaxy shape to this astronomical complex, which is striking.

                Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Watch (Rose Gold)

 The moon is a fascinating celestial body. Since ancient times, the moon has taught countless astronomers. It affects tidal effects, climate stability, and the laws of life of many organisms and plants. Because of this, many watch enthusiasts have a crush on the moon phase display. Since the return of Lange’s reputation, the Saxony brand has launched no less than twelve watches with moon phase display. However, the moon phase design of the new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase is the most eye-catching ever. This astronomical display has a large space on the main dial and is connected to the hour wheel, so it can closely follow the actual trajectory of the moon, and constantly move like the moon. The increase is very subtle and difficult to detect with the naked eye.

 In addition, the moon phase display reproduces the time between two new moons with an accuracy rate of 99.9978 percent. The average length of the new moon is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds. For simplicity, typical moon phase displays mostly reduce this period to 29.5 days, causing a deviation of 44 minutes and 3 seconds for each lunar month, and within a short period of two and a half years, an entire day of error will form. Fortunately, the seven-gear transmission of the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase has more accurate calculation capabilities, resulting in a deviation of less than one minute per cycle. If the settings are correct and the watch is always running, the moon phase display will only need to be adjusted for one day after 122.6 years. Assuming that the watch has not been wound for a long time, the wearer can also adjust the display at any time by pressing the buttons on the outside of the case (between 7 and 8 o’clock).

 Lange-made L095.3 movement

 Lange’s product R & D personnel are committed to making a solid gold moon phase disk coating, which fully reflects the brand’s spirit of perfection. When depicting the night sky, image truth is the primary goal. After in-depth research and development, the brand finally obtained a patented coating technology, showing gorgeous colors and clear texture details to achieve the highest aesthetic standards. The interference effect caused by the overlapping of light waves cancels out all the non-blue spectrum of incident sunlight, and presents a clear blue scene in front of the viewer. Then, the watchmaker will use laser to cut out more than 300 stars of various sizes and sharp lines to form a miniature galaxy world.

 The Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase combines the eccentric dial, large calendar display and the perfect movement made by the watchmaker, to capture the features of Lange’s most famous watch series. A power reserve of up to 72 hours is propelled by a mainspring alone, making the movement less than 4.7 mm thick. The delicate case is available in rose gold, yellow gold and platinum, with a diameter of 41.0 mm. The Lange-made L095.3 caliber combines all traditional functions, including classic screw balances, balance springs independently developed by Lange, 3/4 plywood made of untreated German silver, and hand-crafted The movement components allow global connoisseurs to take a closer look at Lange watches while embodying Saxony’s watchmaking craftsmanship and precision technology.

Certina Ds-8 Lady Chronograph Watch: ‘blue Blood Noble

It’s hard to imagine who doesn’t have this color in the closet; in 2018, it once again became one of the most elegant fashion colors in the international fashion industry, it is: Royal Blue. Today, Certina’s DS-8LadyChronograph ultra-precise chronograph also ‘wears’ this ‘king’ color; this is a color that can be used for any skin tone

A color that enhances the color, this is a color that can show pure style.

   This delicate and elegant chronograph has a PVD-plated rose gold case with a diameter of 34.5 mm. The dark blue dial is decorated with satin sun prints and PVD rose gold-plated hour markers. The dark blue crocodile-textured calfskin strap makes the overall style of the watch more harmonious. Inside the watch is a cutting-edge Precidrive ™ quartz movement that has been officially certified as a precision astronomical movement. The movement powers the hour, minute, small seconds, date and chronograph dials, which are precise and reliable.

   This ‘Blue Blood Noble’ watch is also available with a brown leather strap. The existing models of this watch series include white mother-of-pearl or dark gray dial with white leather strap or stainless steel / two-tone bracelet, depending on the model. The addition of a new watch completes the collection.

Technical data

Movement: ETAG15.212AA Precidrive ™ quartz movement, Swiss made, COSC (Swiss Official Observatory Testing Agency) certification, hour, minute and second hands, date display, EOL (low battery indicator)
Timing function: 30 minutes, 1/10 seconds and 60 seconds
Case: PVD rose gold-plated polished 316L stainless steel case, diameter 34.5 mm, back cover with Certina turtle logo
Dial: Dark blue satin dial, PVD rose gold hour markers and hands; Super-LumiNova® hour and minute hands; 30 minute counter at 10 o’clock; 1/10 second counter at 2 o’clock; 6 Small seconds and date display at o’clock
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Mirror: Sapphire glass with anti-glare coating on both sides
Strap: Dark blue calfskin strap, rose gold butterfly buckle
Features: DS (double insurance technology), COSC certified quartz precision astronomical watch
Item Number / Price: C033. 4’600CNY *
         C033. Brown calfskin strap 4’600CNY *

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